Western Plastics (www.wplastic.com), a division of the Scott Fetzer Corporation, now offers thermoset injection molding at its Portland, TN plant. The company has purchased two 330-ton Bucher thermoset molding machines, which it will use to process bulk molding compounds from BMC Inc. The thermoset capabilities will primarily enable the company to tackle applications currently done with die cast aluminum.
The FDA has just released draft guidelines for using 3D printing in the design, development, and manufacture of regulated medical products. Although the recommendations are non-binding, they do set some much-needed parameters.
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